by Abaki Beck. Text: The Transformation of Silence into Language and Action. Author: Audre Lorde. Quote to Highlight: “Where the words of. Audre Lorde is a self identified “Black Woman Warrior Poet” her work has changed the trajectory of my life, in fact it has changed the way the I. The Transformation of Silence into Language and Action has 13 ratings and 5 reviews. charlie said: within the war we are all waging with the by. Audre Lorde .

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The Transformation of Silence into Language and Action by Audre Lorde

Sarah marked it as to-read Jan 01, As a Black Lesbian women it is very important to speak up about any unjust situations. Tenzing Lama October hransformation, at 4: Some of what Lajguage ex-perienced during that time has helped elucidate for me much of what I feel concerning the transformation of silence into language and action.

Leave a comment on block But we have lived through all of those already, in silence, except death.

Within those weeks of acute fear came the knowledge — within the war we are all waging with the forces of death, subtle and otherwise, conscious or not — I am not only a casualty, I am also a warrior.

November 24, at 7: Sharing is useful, we all must share and help each other to speak up loudly.


The Transformation of Silence into Language and Action

The ability to actually speak seems so liberating to the author. May of these women are afraid, and often will not fight against stereotype in fear of violent retaliation.

I feel as though this section is an example of transformtaion racism. Between that telling and the actual surgery, there was a three-week period of the agony of an involuntary reorganization of my entire life. Not only should Women of Color feel free and encouraged to create works which encapsulate their experience, but that work must be recognized and celebrated by those who do not share their experience.

Audre Lorde – Transforming Silence into Language and Action – We Tip the Balance

She suggests that to transofrmation up and fight for what your believe in is worth dying for. And it was the concern and caring of all those women which gave me strength and enabled me to scrutinize the essentials of my living. Fear that in an effort to understand we may offend.

Natalia Mitiaev March 30, languaeg Logann Merritt rated it it was amazing Feb 20, Feb 11, Fiana rated it it was amazing. This builds to our continuous disproportionate society.

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Her ability to turn fear into strength into words is really inspiring. The idea of speaking even at the risk of having it bruised languge always been a very powerful tool in our nation, especially for black people trying to be heard.

Many times Ive heard we live in a cancerous society today. Sep 29, Tanisia01 rated it it was amazing. Your words could help another who is afraid to speak, and that could start a chain reaction, its just up to you lorfe start it. Ingrid Ujueta October 16, at And it is never without fear — of visibility, of the harsh light of scrutiny and perhaps judgment, of pain, of death.


This brings to light the important issue of representation. Calley rated it it was amazing Apr 13, Callie Alden marked it as to-read Mar 04, Leave a comment on block 4. The transformation of silence into language and action is something that we are struggling to do because of our fear and society awareness. But we all hurt in so many different ways, all the time, and pain will either change or end.

Without sharing experiences, women cannot learn from each other, thus growth is static. But for every real word spoken, for every attempt I had ever made to speak those truths for which I am still seeking, I had made contact with other women while we examined the words to fit a world in which we all believed, bridging our differences. Jen marked it as to-read Jun 28,